Excess Amount of Fluid in CVT Transmission – 2014 Subaru Forester

NHTSA PNS0A868V9245

This announcement relates to specific 2014 Forester 2.5 Non‐Turbo CVT models which have been identified as having an excess amount of fluid in the CVT transmission.  Although we have limited this situation, some of the affected vehicles will make it to the allocated dealer with the fluid level overfilled.

If an affected vehicle is being shipped to your dealership, you will receive a Dealer / VIN‐specific message via Subarunet to let you know it is on the way.

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“New” Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid (SOA748V0200) – 2014 Subaru Forester

“New” Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid (SOA748V0200)

 


 

NHTSA SOA748V0200

The new 2014 Turbo Forester is equipped with a new Continuously Variable

Transmission (CVT).  This new CVT utilizes a new transmission fluid, Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid and is orange in color.  The CVT fluid currently being used in the nonturbo vehicles (C-30 CVT Fluid blue in color) and the new (Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid Orange in color) CAN NOT BE INTERCHANGED.  Using the incorrect fluid will result in transmission damage.

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Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures – 2011-2014 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 02-131-12R
DATE: 07/18/12
REVISED: 12/01/15

APPLICABILITY: 2011-2014MY Forester Models with FB Engine
SUBJECT: Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide procedures for the diagnosis and repair of oil seepage which may be coming from the timing chain cover, front camshaft cap, camshaft carrier and / or upper oil pan.

There are five areas that should be closely inspected if an oil leak is reported by the customer:

  1. The 6mm tapped hole casting boss area in the left-hand camshaft cap
  2. The sealing surfaces between either the left or right-hand camshaft cap and camshaft carrier
  3. The sealing surfaces between the cylinder head and camshaft carrier
  4. The sealing surface between the upper oil pan and the engine block
  5. The sealing surfaces of the front timing chain cover

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Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures – 2012-2013 Subaru Impreza

NUMBER: 02-130-12R
DATE: 07/18/12
REVISED: 04/13/15

APPLICABILITY: 2012-2013MY Impreza with FB Engine
SUBJECT: Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide procedures for the diagnosis and repair of oil seepage which may be coming from the front camshaft cap, upper oil pan and /or the timing chain cover.

There are three areas that should be closely inspected if an oil leak is reported by the customer:

  1. The 6mm tapped hole casting boss area in the left-hand camshaft cap
  2. The sealing surfaces between either the left or right-hand camshaft cap and camshaft carrier
  3. The sealing surface between the upper oil pan and the engine block
  4. The sealing surfaces between the cylinder head and camshaft carrier
  5. The sealing surfaces of the front timing timing chain cover

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Subaru J2534 Reprogramming

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For access to J-2534 Information on the Subaru service information website:

  1. Click on “Special Tool Information”.
  2. Scroll down to Question 4 for J2534 Information.

 

Subaru “manufacturer specific” Diagnostic Scan Tools, along with the related hardware and software, provide the functionality required to troubleshoot self-diagnostic, computerized systems on 1996 model and later Subaru vehicles. These tools, which are made available to all Subaru franchised dealers, are available for purchase to all aftermarket service providers as well as equipment and tool companies for the proper service repair of Subaru vehicles through contracted 3rd party tool manufacturers, as referred to below.

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